CDC Feathers

(1 customer review)

US$6.25

  • CDC Feathers are one of the most favored materials when it comes to tying dry fly patterns.
  • Naturally lightweight, strong, and waterproof, they are great in repelling water and possess amazing buoyancy.
  • They are covered in natural oils, which prevent them from getting saturated with water, thus making them weigh less and float great.
  • These feathers are tightly interlocked in a structure that holds air in.
  • Their unique structure that traps air and the oil that prevents them from absorbing water, helps your fly afloat and above water.
  • CDC feathers are an incredibly buggy material, amazing for tying dry flies, but also emerger, nymph, and streamer patterns.
  • The movement of the individual fibers in the water is very lifelike, drawing the attention of the trout and making them perfect for tying wings, soft hackles, and legs on nymph patterns, tails, posts, etc.
  • See the Description tab below for some fly tying recipes demonstrating how these feathers can be used.
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Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Natural Dark Gray SKU: 101-010601-12Color: Natural Dark GrayPrice: US$6.25
Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Natural Dark Brown SKU: 101-010601-13Color: Natural Dark BrownPrice: US$6.25
Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Natural Light Brown SKU: 101-010601-14Color: Natural Light BrownPrice: US$6.25
Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Pardo Brown SKU: 101-010601-15Color: Pardo BrownPrice: US$6.25
Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Tan SKU: 101-010601-16Color: TanPrice: US$6.25Out of Stock
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Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Blue Dun SKU: 101-010601-17Color: Blue DunPrice: US$6.25
Hemingway's CDC Feathers - White SKU: 101-010601-18Color: WhitePrice: US$6.25
Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Dirty Yellow SKU: 101-010601-19Color: Dirty YellowPrice: US$6.25
Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Rust SKU: 101-010601-20Color: RustPrice: US$6.25
Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Natural Dark SKU: 101-010601-07Color: Natural DarkPrice: US$6.25Out of Stock
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Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Gray SKU: 101-010601-10Color: GrayPrice: US$6.25Out of Stock
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Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Brown SKU: 101-010601-11Color: BrownPrice: US$6.25Out of Stock
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CDC Feathers

CDC Feathers (short for Cul de canard, French for “duck bottom”) are one of the most favored materials when it comes to tying dry fly patterns. Naturally lightweight, strong, and waterproof, they are great in repelling water and possess great buoyancy.

Two very important characteristics make them super-floatable: they repel water and they trap air. As these feathers come from the back of the duck, where the duck’s preen gland is located, they are covered in natural oils. These oils prevent the feathers from getting saturated with water, thus making them weigh less and float great. CDC feathers are tightly interlocked in a structure that holds air in. When a duck needs to dive underwater, it presses against the feathers, squeezing the air out. When it resurfaces, it shakes the water off and fluffs them up, which traps the air again.

The structure of these feathers that traps air and the oil that prevents them from absorbing water, helps your fly afloat and above water. CDC feathers are an incredibly buggy material, amazing for tying dry flies, but also emerge, nymph and streamer patterns. The movement of the individual fibers in the water is very lifelike, drawing the attention of the trout and making them perfect for tying wings, soft hackles, and legs on nymph patterns, tails, posts, etc.

Some great fly tying recipes using CDC Feathers

Realistic Mayfly

For a full list of ingredients for the Realistic Mayfly pattern, go here.

Synthetic Quill CDC Emerger

For a full list of ingredients for the Synthetic Quill CDC Emerger pattern, go here.

Hemingway’s Caddis Flymph

For a full list of ingredients for the Hemingway’s Caddis Flymph pattern, go here.

Weight 0.005 kg
Dimensions 12.1 × 7.9 × 0.8 cm
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1 review for CDC Feathers

  1. Joseph (verified owner)

    These feathers were exceptional compared to CDC feathers I’ve used in past. I hope this product remains available as long as I tie flies. Would like to see the tan or dun colors in stock.

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